Connect to Virtual Labs (vLab)

Returning User

Log in to Virtual Labs (vLabs) at using your UTRGV username and password.

New User

Open an internet browser.

  1. Type in the URL:
  2. Click on the connection option you want to use:

Install VMware Horizon Client Application. This option allows more features and may offer better performance. It also allows you to access files on your local computer VMware Horizon Clients for Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, and Android allow you to connect to your VMware Horizon virtual desktop from your device of choice giving you on-the-go access from any location. Click the icon of the application you want to use.

  1. Click Allow when prompted to share your removable storage and local files.
  2. Log in with your UTRGV username and password.
  3. Click Connect.
         NOTE: This setting will be retained for future connections.
  4. Enter when prompted to enter the name of the Connection Server.
  5. Click + New Server at the top left of the screen.
  6. Click Run.
  7. Download and install (a computer restart may be required).
  8. Click Go to Downloads on the right.
  9. Select the VMware Horizon Client for your computer or device from the list of Product Downloads.

Saving Files to your local computer using the installed VMware Horizon Client Application. This allows you to save and open files from the virtual lab to your personal computer. (This is NOT supported on the html access version.)

  1. Click the settings icon.
  2. Click on Sharing from the left pane.
  3. Check the boxes for Share your local files and for Allow access to removable storage
  4. Click OK and Apply
  5. Your local files will appear under the z: drive. you can save and open files from this drive accordingly. 


VMware Horizon HTML Access (Internet Browser). This option does not require installation, however, it does not allow access to your local hard drive.  Use HTML Access to access your remote desktops or applications when you are using a client device that does not or cannot have Horizon Client software installed on its operating system.  

  1. Check the box if you want to skip this screen and always use HTML Access.
  2. Log in with your UTRGV username and password.
  3. Click the icon of the application you want to use.
         NOTE: The Navigation and Application planes will open. To minimize the Navigation plane, click the tab. 
  4. Save your files to your computer, device, or OneDrive. 
  5. Close all applications that you are running on the Horizon Connection Server before you log out. 
  6. Click the Open Menu icon on the far upper right of the Navigation plane.
  7. Click the Logout icon (box and arrow) in the menu.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Close the internet browser.
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